Sorry for the delay folks, here are our latest answers to questions we submitted for the MattyCollector 2014 Q&A.
Out of curiousity, do Total Heroes Ultra figures cost more to tool than a Club Infinite Earths figure?
It depends on the figure, but it is not the tooling, it is the production cost that is lower due to less deco and articulation on the TH figures. This is why Signature Series figures are 25.00 and THU are 20.00.
I have to ask this. Is Mattycollector not allowing 3rd Party sales of Figures purchased in Early Access? and if So why? It seems as if you do not want the DC Collectors to get the figures and you are trying to stop them simply because they didn’t want the MOTU Sub.
Once a customer purchases a product, they are welcome to save it, play with it or resell it at their discretion. Once the item leaves our facility we have no control over what a customer chooses to do with their toy.
For the Super Powers figures, each figure uses existing tooling, they are just repaints. We get that the average DC figure at MattyCollector is $20+ but some of those figures feature unique tooling, like Huntress and many others., Shouldn’t the Super Powers figures be cheaper due to just being repaints?
It is not the tooling that determines this, it is the production cost in terms of plastic and paint that physically make up a figure and this cost for a 6″ figure is pretty standard whether it is a redeco or a new figure. It would waiver more if said figure had larger parts like giant armor, wings or a tail because this would mean the figure needs more plastic and paint overall. The production run is also a factor and the fewer figures we make, the more expensive they are to produce. In 2014, Signature Series figures are $25.00 (not $20), the SP figures are priced higher at $30.00 due to the inclusion of a C&C piece, larger packaging and smaller production runs.
The 200X line had some neat variations such as Snake Armor He Man and the arctic He Man with spear. Have you considered these variations for the MOTUC line(I ask this because we already have some Snake Men in the line)?
Those would definitely be cool variants. Whether or not they will make the line remains to be seen. Our latest reveals will be at SDCC 2014 during our fan panel on Friday at 11:00 in room 25ABC.
When Club Infinite Earths comes to a close, will you be willing to show the 4H concepts/fgures that never made it? Kind of like a “concept vault”?
Likely not. While this would be cool there are often mitigating factors preventing us from doing something like this.